So how do we know where to stand and who to ally our own opinions and ideas? Just in the past few weeks or so I've seen conflicting articles or posts on parenting, holiday celebrations, "easy weight loss," homeschooling, politics, media, and religion. It can be a bit overwhelming. Sometimes after reading some of these things I feel a bit fickle thinking, "Oh, I agree with what they're saying." Only to pull a flip-flop after reading a conflicting response and think, "I completely understand where they're coming from!" Am I really so wishy-washy? No. At least not about this, and neither are any of you. (I'm not the only one who flips back and forth, right?) The fact is every situation, every child, every background is different and can produce a different experience and opinion to go with it. Here's my solution-
I go with my gut.It's pretty simple. Any time I come across one of these blog posts or articles, whether it's conflicting with anything else or not, I read it and digest it then I let it be. When I come across something of great importance or significance that might impact me personally I take some time to think about where my own beliefs lie and if I feel negative or torn, I pray. That seems to be a pretty safe and sure way of not getting tangled up in the sticky webs of the world.